I just found this article in PC World. Spector was extremely approachable to all of us in PC World forum until it closed two years ago. So when he says something, and you dispute him, he reconsiders. And, unlike many, can admit or change his position. So he's worth reading.
This topic shouldn't be too much of a surprise, because at installation you're told about Cortana. At the same time, many of the Win10 fanboys like Ed Bott deny what 'Cortana' has to mean: keylogging. Else, it cannot work, and the installation's quite clear about that.
So now Spector is, too. And what he says is pretty familiar, with one big exception: he calls a spade a spade. What Bott denies, Spector admits: YES, built-in keylogger.
And since you really can't stop Cortana (turn her services off, and in 30 seconds you'll see the process restart), you can't afford any confidential data on a Win10 machine. So if not, then why Win10 at all? As it stands, the machine's only good for a public library, where that kind of recordkeeping is important. Or, in Enterprise, where they can CONFIGURE what to turn off and on. But consumers and Pro users can't do this.
My position on all this is too well known, so I'll say no more. What's yours? How does the article affect you, and what danger do you see?
Edited by brainout, 04 September 2015 - 09:57 PM.